Thursday, July 09, 2015
Oops, I did It Again...
A photo from just now when I let the girls go play in the rain with popsicles...
You guys, my back... my freaking back! It went out again. But 'out' I mean it feels like I re-herniated the disk or perhaps herniated a new one. I'm not sure how this is possible as I was on the up and up since last November when it really went out, but oi... thankfully it's not quite as bad, but it's definitely not good. Super sore, shooting pains through my legs, can't bend over or pick up the baby. Can't do much of anything really... Last time I went to a spine doc and he recommended spinal shots (cortisone) but by the time insurance came through I was feeling mostly better. That being said it's been on and off since November.
So can we talk about back pain today--serious back pain? Have you had a herniated disk? If so did it heal on it's own--apparently this is usually the case. Or did you need some help like spinal injections, or therapy? Did you need back surgery? I really don't want to go this route, but I did not expect to have this happen again! I was told that for the most part these things heal on their own and it just takes time. Therapy and yoga were also recommended and I've been doing yoga religiously since November and have replaced other more strenuous cardio workouts with walking. In short I've been very careful with my back, but also exercising and building core strength as well. I am definitely open to more traditional medical routes as this is a really debilitating condition to have especially with young children. I'd love to hear your thoughts--can we please keep it positive and hopeful tho?